03 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Jamaica

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Curry and a Jamaican pint

1. Passage to India

Curry and a Jamaican pint

Our favourite place to eat

Swap Brick Lane for the West Indies. Seriously, it’s far more beautiful! The region even gives our own curry a run for its money. Passage to India sits on a tranquil rooftop overlooking the sea. Moghul style lamps, earthy table mats and even a pavilioned cigar bar lend the restaurant an aura of exoticism. Don’t miss the chicken marinated with mint and coriander or the mutton mumtaz in cashew nut gravy.

50 Main St, Soni's Plaza, Ocho Rios

Tel: +1 876 795-3182

The best dang jerk chicken ever

2. 3 Dives

The best dang jerk chicken ever

The secret’s in the Granny Sauce, they say. Granny must have been talented in the kitchen indeed because 3 Dives is island-known for its traditional jerk chicken and spicy homemade BBQ sauce. Featured on The Amazing Race, the jerk stand (yes, that is funny) takes its name from its limestone cliffs, which offer great diving spots as well as awesome views of the sea. The restaurant is casual and colourful – as we’re sure Grandma herself must have been!

West End Rd, Negril   Tel: +1 876 782 9990

If music be the food of love, play on, mon!

3. Jack Sprat

If music be the food of love, play on, mon!

Love food? Love music? Love Jamaica? Mix them up and you have Jack Sprat, a delightful restaurant set in a Creole house and garden overlooking the beach. Devoted to its Jamaican sounds, the place comes complete with juke box, album covers and reggae posters all over the walls. The food is music to your palate too, featuring excellent value local seafood and a mean Jamaican pizza. There are even weekly bonfires on the beach!

Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach   Tel: +1 876 965 3583

Food and beats from the world’s fastest man

4. Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records

Food and beats from the world’s fastest man

It may be dedicated to the 100m record holder, but this is no fast food joint. Instead, Tracks and Records is a large, loud and proud sports bar and restaurant in uptown Kingston. A shrine to the man himself, your dining experience includes ‘record’ menus, videos of his greatest exploits and the runner himself, who dashes through from time to time. Our pick is the Croque Massa with its ‘bungles’ of fries.

67 Constant Spring Road, Kingston   Tel: +1 876 906 3903

Traditional Jamaican at its best

5. Scotchies

Traditional Jamaican at its best

It’s casual. It’s outdoors. And it’s very spicy! Revered as Jamaica’s authentic spot for jerk pork, chicken and other favourites, there’s open-air cooking, a full bar and thatched-roof pavilions with beer keg stools. You’ll also find the island’s other favourites here – like roasted breadfruit, cornmeal fritters and cassava flatbread. Everything’s heaped onto newspaper and then hacked into bits with a machete. Mind your fingers!

Falmouth Rd, Montego Bay   Tel: +1 876-953-8041

 
 
 
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